Back in 1992, relationship counselor John Gray published Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, a guide to understanding why we don’t always understand one another. While some critics found its pop psychology metaphors a bit gimmicky, the book was a huge hit and the work has lived on, not only in subsequent printings, but also in a popular stage adaptation. The show, “Men are from Mars, Women...
Longtime Chicagoan Jessica Murnane offers a new take on healthy eating with her debut cookbook, out in February. Recipes like double chocolate chia pudding cupcakes and butternut squash lentil tacos make being vegan cool, and Murnane’s got at least one celeb follower to prove it: Lena Dunham wrote the forward. $20.72, pre-order at Barnesandnoble.com
The 89th Academy Award nominations were announced Jan. 24, and perhaps the biggest snub this year is the nomination ceremony itself.
The countdown is on as we prepare to turn the page to 2017: From sky-high soirées and family-friendly fêtes to sophisticated celebrations and all-night dance parties, these of-the-moment NYE events are the toasts of the town
< Looking for a film to cozy up with this season? Check out Jack C. Newell’s recently released comedy about love and love lost. Starring Joel Murray and “Veep’s” David Pasquesi, the foodie film was shot in restaurants around Chicago, like Longman & Eagle and Perennial Virant. $12.99 on iTunes; Opentablesmovie.com
With its latest exhibit, the MCA gives women their due
‘Baseball on the Northside’ by Terrence Fogarty Overcoming a 108-year draught makes the $16,000 starting bid for this nearly 10-feet-wide original painting a bit more palatable for Cubs fans: It’s up for auction Dec. 2-3 at New York’s Guernsey’s (register to bid at Guernseys.com). Sticker shock? Purchase a 93/8” x 351/2” print ($150) at Terrencefogarty.com.
Lyric regular Rodell Rosel readies for ‘The Magic Flute’
On Oct. 27, Italian industrial designer and architect Gaetano Pesce stopped by Luminaire Chicago (301 W. Superior) and the Art Institute’s Rubloff Auditorium (280 S. Columbus) for a meet and greet and lecture.
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